I was deeply saddened when I learned that Adam ‘M.C.A.’ Yauch passed away from a battle with cancer, but in death there’s always some comfort and solace when you see how that person’s life affected other people. I’m sure that MCA would be proud to see people creating more art in direct tribute to the art he created. He was truly one of the greats and I’m very fortunate to be able to say I got to see them live a few times.
This video is making the rounds and it’s well worth a look.
I recently brought a set of v-neck shirts from Gap and I was feeling ooooh-weeee good about the way they were hugging into all of my curves. Looks like SNL thinks I’m ripe for parody because v-necks were the subject of a new digital short this past Saturday night with special guest Ben Stiller.
I’ve been feeling in a bit of a funk lately, which I think is the direct result of some seriously overwhelming levels of stress that I recently subjected myself to. And in the wake of the death of Steve Jobs earlier this week, I think a lot of people all over have been looking for new forms of inspiration in the face of such tragic loss of one of our great generational creative leaders…
This video above is great if you’re looking for a bit of inner monologue today while you decide how you want to tackle the day. “Why” is always a great question to ask yourself…
I really enjoyed this talk by famous Googler Matt Cuts about how he’s continually finding new challenges for himself in 30 days increments, much like the idea Morgan Spurlock spawned in his idea in Super Size Me.
Although I don’t have cable anymore, I do a pretty good job of keeping up with the TV that matters most to me. Aside from the occasional Top Chef episode that my roommates watch, I generally keep up with three or four TV shows, all of which I can watch online. One of the newer ones to enter my repertoire is Portlandia, the new comedy on IFC featuring Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen. So far the episodes have a sense of quirk and utter childishness that’s really appealing to me in a show just introduced. In today’s landscape you’ve got to swing for the fences a bit if you want to get noticed, and this show nails it for me. You can watch a bunch of free clips over at Hulu and at IFC.com.